Spear Thrower with Interlocking Ibexes

Spear Thrower with Interlocking Ibexes

Date ca. 16,000 BCE

Movement Prehistoric, Upper Paleolithic, Aurignacian

Medium Reindeer antler

Dimensions 3.5 x 2.75”

Provenance Grotte d’Enlène, Ariège, France

Location Musée de l’Homme, Paris

 

Prehistoric though they might be, these carvings were created with exceptional detail and craft. This spear thrower features striking lines that compliment the active scene of the two interlocking ibexes in fight.